Our vision is to be a University that undertakes innovative research that has wide- ranging and significant impact on the lives of local, national, and international communities. We want our research to make a positive difference and create social value. Our research will be closely aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and support our commitment to being socially innovative and a Ashoka U Changemaker campus.
The University has recently published the first edition the Research Impact Magazine which highlights some of the world-leading research undertaken here. We are a University that is committed to making a difference and undertaking research that has wide-ranging and significant impact within and beyond academia.
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The Graduate School provides a University-wide framework for training, support, career preparation and administrator to help you throughout your postgraduate research degree and early research career, to achieve your potential.
All the research that we undertake, and the work that we do to generate new knowledge, is designed to have a social impact, helping improve people’s lives and the environment. Delivering social impact through research is a key part of our strategic plan Transforming Lives + Inspiring Change and is integrated with the Changemaker Challenges.
The Changemaker Challenges include making a positive difference to Northamptonshire in the key areas of:
- Health and Wellbeing
- Culture, Heritage and the Environment
- Enterprise and Innovation
We are working with local partners to deliver these four Challenges as we strive to improve Northamptonshire.
The University has strong links at institutional and individual researcher level with other academics, both internal and external, and nurture sustainable partnerships beyond academia with industrial, corporate, cultural, civic, public and third sector partners. We continue to sustain and further develop a diverse network of national and international partnerships and facilitate the co-production and co-authorship of knowledge by exchanging our research findings to key stakeholders, businesses and wider community to enable and develop innovative new processes, products and services.